Thursday, December 20, 2012

Johnstown Inclined Plane

A few days after visiting the inclined planes of Pittsburgh, PA, I decided to revisit the Johnstown Inclined Plane. Although we have added captions to most of the pictures, as we always do, you can find a more detailed description of the Inclined Plane and it's operation at

The inclined plane as seen from street level at the corner of Union and Vine.

Pedestrian bridge crossing Route 56/John Street

Walkway leading from ground level up to the pedestrian bridge.

Standing on the bridge over the Stoney Creek looking towards the lower level of the Johnstown Inclined Plane

The length of the trip on the incline is 896 feet and the vertical lift itself is over 500 feet.

Each of the incline's cars are 30 feet in length and can carry over 60 passengers as well as a vehicle.

The city of Johnstown as shot from the passenger car as it slowly rises to the top of the incline.

Friends and fellow photographs capture Johnstown in shots similar to the previous one.

Point Stadium and People's Gas Park, directly behind the stadium, as seen from the observation deck of the incline plane.

A shot as we returned to the bottom after shooting our best photographs at the top of the incline.

Memorial Baptist Church

Almost at the end of our journey.

Exit, stage right.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Touring Pittsburgh

I had the opportunity to drive first into Penn Hills, then into downtown Pittsburgh via Wilkinsburg.

Wall Art done by local school students at Penn Avenue and Pitt Street along the Martin Luther King, Jr. East Busway

The art presents an historical view of the life in the Pittsburgh area.

Front door of Engine House #16, an abandoned fire station on Penn Avenue and North Lange Avenue.

Afro American Music Institute at 7131 Hamilton Street.

A view of downtown Pittsburgh looking across the Monongahela River from the Ft. Washington incline.

Looking towards Ft. Pitt Bridge and Heinz Field from the Ft. Washington incline.

Entrance to the top of the Duquesne incline on Grandview Avenue.

Point Park, Monongahela River on the left, Allegheny River on the right, at the point they form the Ohio River.

Incline operator at his controls.

One of the cars on the incline.

Carnegie Science Center

Tugboat Gabrile which belongs to Consol Energy Company and is used to move barges up and down the rivers.

Tugboat Sandy Drake

Advertisement sign for the Leaf and Bean Coffee and Cigar shop in the Strip District.

Front of the Leaf and Bean.

Out of Order

Sidewalk display at one of the clothing stores along Penn Ave in the Strip District.

Italian Market exit.

Wall art

A rose still blooms in Penn Hills, November 18, 2012.